Welcome to our Skil 3410 Table Saw Review!
In the home or small business to do some light-duty woodworking, you don’t need to spend a ton of cash only to have a fancy-looking table saw with many features. You’re better off with a low-price table saw.
With this in mind, the Skil brings this 3410-02 10-inch table saw which is more affordable and more suitable for your DIY or occasional woodworking applications.
If you are looking for the best portable table saw with folding stand, then this is the product to buy. Loaded with many useful features such as a secure clamping system, steel stand, self-aligning fence, the Skil 3410-02 is the best option for budget-conscious table saw shoppers.
Skil 3410 is a well-made, portable, and affordable table saw mainly aimed at DIY beginners. To tackle all basic woodworking projects around your home in record time, it’s the best option.
Take a moment, read our in-depth, detailed Skil 3410-02 table saw review, and then decide on this amazing tool.
Skil 3410 Table Saw Review
About the brand SKIL
SKIL is a renowned company for electric power tools and accessories. On August 23, 2016, Chervon (HK) Ltd., China, one of the world’s top 10 manufacturers of power tools, acquired the SKIL brand from the Bosch Power Tools division. Now the company is known as Skilsaw, Inc.
Skilsaw was the first company to commercialise circular saws. Skil or Skilsaw brand has a reputation in the professional construction market for manufacturing reliable power tools with advanced technology. Their construction-grade power tools are widely accepted to do-it-yourself consumer and professionals.
Skil products include different types of saw, various cordless tools such as screwdriver, ratchet, tackers, sealant guns, lasers and measuring tools, router, planers and much more.
- Weight: 67 pounds
- Dimensions: 28.9 x 20.9 x 13 inches
- No Load RPM: 5,000
- Blade Diameter: 10-Inch
- Arbor: 5/8 inches
- Power Source: corded-electric
- Rating: 120V
- Amperage: 15
- Cut Depth at 90 Degrees: 3.5-Inch (max.)
- Cut Depth at 45 Degrees: 2.5-Inch (max.)
- Bevel capacity: 2-47 Degree
- Max Dado Width: 13/15-Inch
Top Features at a glance
- Sturdy die-cast aluminum table
- Accurate EZ view measurement system
- Expandable and foldable workspace
- Heavy-duty steel Skil table saw stand
- 10 Inch carbide-tooth blade
- Self-aligning rip fence
- Riving knife
- Movable blade guard
- cULus tested and certified
Who Can Use This Saw? Who Can’t?
Skil 3410-02 is an ideal table saw for residential owners or small businessmen alike who like to take care of small or medium projects around the home.
In fact, this table saw can handle all kinds of odd and short projects around the home. For decking, framing, general woodworking, and other carpentry purposes, it’s an excellent table saw. For cutting wood to build a fire in the fireplace or for cutting lumber to build a treehouse in the backyard, this table saw a perfect tool.
This easy-to-use table saw is ideal for apprentices and DIY carpenters who are beginning to work with power tools. Alternatively, this entry-level priced table saw can be a great deal for a professional who is looking for a light-duty, good-quality table saw at an affordable price.
However, if you’re looking for the best portable table saw for fine woodworking or furniture item, SKIL 3410 isn’t for you. What’s more, for highly demanding production or construction projects where long-term continuous use is necessary, we don’t recommend this table saw.
Here’s an in-depth, detailed About Skil 3410 table saw that focuses on its each core feature and potential shortcoming.
3410 Skil is surprisingly a versatile, portable table saw that offers a range of benefits to many users at an affordable price. Some of its features and benefits are:
- 15 amp motor
The 15-amp direct-drive motor of Skil 3410-02 makes it comparable to other table saws in its class. The motor produces 5,000 rotations per minute. As long as there are good power supply and high- quality blade, it’ll offer you quality rip on a wide range of the wood type.
The motor provides a good amount of torque for quality cutting both solid and hardwoods within its specification. But the optimal runs require proper blades and good power supply (120 volts).
- Cutting Capacity
Skil table saw extension is large enough to offer the maximum rip capacity. It allows you to handle 24.25-inch max. cut to the right of the blade, at the left it’s up to 12-inch. You can rip sheet materials of different sizes. Certainly, it’s a good rip capacity for a table saw within this price range. The Skil table saw extension is large enough to handle
On the other hand, the maximum cutting depth of cut is 3-1/2 and 2-1/2 inches at 90 degrees and 45 degrees respectively. This cutting depth is sufficient to work on a wide variety of jobs.
- Self-Aligning Rip Fence
The self-aligning rip fence of this table saw has an EZ view management system. This feature helps to achieve accurate settings and measurements.
Skilsaw table saw fence clamps into recessed channels on opposing ends of the table. This aluminum and plastic-made rip fence is not the highest quality fence like rack and pinion fences. But it’ll be adequate for most users with basic needs.
- Heavy-duty steel stand
The stand that comes with the saw is of high quality and made of steel. It offers a fast setup for any job and easy transport. Thanks to its quick-mount mechanism on the heavy-duty steel stand. The cast aluminum table extends to 20″ x 20 “to accommodate a longer workpiece.
- Dimensions and Weight
SKIL 3410-02 is a compact and portable table saw. It measures 28.9 x 12.99 x 20.87 which makes it the most reliable compact table saw.
The unit itself weight 45 pound, and the entire unit with the stand is 67 pound. Although, the heavy-duty steel-stand makes it slightly heavier portability is not a major issue. You can separate the stand and saw for easy carrying between a vehicle and job sites.
- Safety Features
Skil 3410 hasn’t made any compromises to operational safety features at all. Despite the low price point, it includes all of the standard safety features. It includes a blade guard, a riving knife, anti-kickback pawls, and a push stick. The blade guard is well-designed and easy to fit.
Skil 3410-02 is Easy to Use
The operation of this unit is surprisingly easy and quick. The basic and well-thought designed rip fence lets the operator to relocate and check any measurements against the miter gauge easily.
It also includes table ruler with clear and easy-to-read markings. Moreover, installation of the unit is easy as long as you follow the manual.
Skil 3410-02 is Easy to Maintain
It’s a low-maintenance unit. The motor of this table saw is completely sealed that protects the motor from dust, debris and other particles. It decreases the need for maintenance.
What’ more, it’s permanently lubricated. So, no maintenance is needed for the motor itself. However, you should grease other exposed moving parts with any standard tool grease.
SKIL Table Saw Accessories
(comes with this model)
- Miter gauge
- Rip fence
- Carbide-tooth blade
- Blade wrenches
- Folding stand
What We Like
We’re really impressed with this table saw’s motor speed. This speed is impressive and high to produce professional cuts if you upgrade the blade. The motor is not only powerful but also reliable. It runs long days without jamming.
Next, this unit stands out for its well-design. The stand and saw are completely detachable. So, professional and adults won’t face any trouble carrying the full unit between the vehicle and job site.
Furthermore, in getting hanging cuts with SKIL 3410 won’t be a trouble as all marking on the fence possess precision in measurements. Even for starter, this table saw is easier to use.
What We Didn’t Like
The first shortcoming of this unit is- it doesn’t include any dust collection or dust extraction system. So, sawdust and wood debris will be a major concern for users. All the dust and debris will mess up your workspace. So, cleanup the job site will be necessary each time during heavy-duty cutting tasks.
For operator on the job site, it won’t be a severe issue. But for home DIYers when handling huge jobs, he/ she have to use it in a well-ventilated large workshop, garage or outdoors. However, the lack of dust port may be a cost-effective decision by SKIL for this unit.
Secondly, the blade that comes with the unit is of 28-tooth that performs poorly when used for cross-cutting. You have to upgrade it to achieve smoother, better cuts.
Additionally, we’re not satisfied with its construction quality. The body-construction of the machine is of average-quality.
Finally, you have to compromise the accuracy of precision cut with this unit. The miter gauge is somewhat larger than the gauge itself. It tends to move in the slot and needs frequent adjustment. But it’s a normal issue for a saw at this price point.
- Reading the Skil 3410-02 user manual is a necessity, no matter you’re an apprentice or experienced power tool user.
- SKIL always includes a high-quality instruction manual in the package. The manual contains easy-to-read detailed information regarding assembly, adjustment, troubleshooting and safety of the unit.
- It’s wise to replace the saw blade immediately if you like to work with a wide range of soft and hard materials.
- Always check the blade- alignment and keep the blade parallel to the rip fence/ miter gauge.
- Powerful, cut fast through tough lumber
- Fast and easy to set up
- Easy to transport
- Sturdy and firm
- Compact and portable
- Very affordable price
- No dust-collection port
- The included blade isn’t perfect for smooth cuts
- Miter gauge does not fit properly in the slot.
What the Users Are Saying
The SKIL 3410-02 has certainly gained a lot of attention over recent years. In general, the maximum customers’ feedback is positive. The majority of the users are happy to use this table saw.
Many operators report that they can cut through 4-inch material with this table saw. They are also pleased as the unit is easy to set up.
Portability is one of the best aspects that most of the users would like. The ability to separate the table saw and stand has been noted as it has provided them more flexibility.
The 3410-02 holds a respectable average score of 4.0 out of 5.0 based on roughly 300+ customer reviews at the time of writing.
FAQ About Skil 3410 Table Saw
1. What is the largest cut that its 10” blade can cut?
This model offers maximum 3 ½-inch cut height capacity.
2. Does the table saw accept dado blade?
Yes, as long as the specifications match up, it works fine with an 8″ dado blade which cuts significantly better.
3. How frequently can I use SKIL 3410-01?
For general woodworking or carpentry, frequency use of this table saw won’t be a problem. But for heavy-duty, long term continuous projects, this unit should not be used.
4. Does this unit offer any warranty?
It offers a 1-year warranty, but you can upgrade it to a 3-year limited warranty through SKIL.
Skil 3410-2 is designed to carry out all basic woodworking tasks. It’s perfect for both DIYers and professionals looking for a light-duty unit that is priced close to the entry-level.
Although, it’s not fair to expect the best quality professional cutting results out of this table saw, its quality, features and performance is around what you could expect for this price point.
If you’re on tight budget, but looking to get into the world of woodworking, this model is best for you. Undoubtedly, the quality surpasses its price. It’ll offer you the best value for money based on its entry-level price.
In conclusion, Skill 3410-02 is a quality, reliable table saw at a great price.